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Checklist for Configuring and Verifying an MPLS Network

This checklist provides the steps and commands to configure and verify an MPLS network. The checklist includes links to more detailed information about the commands to configure and verify MPLS and supporting protocols, and example configurations for an example MPLS topology. (See Table 1.)

Table 1: Checklist for Configuring and Verifying an MPLS Network

Tasks

Command or Action

Configure IP Addresses on Router Interfaces 
  1. Configure IP Addresses on Router Interfaces

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edit interfaces type-fpc/pic/port
unit logical-unit-number
set family inet address address

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  1. Configure IS-IS as the IGP
 

[edit]
edit protocols isis
set level 1 disable
set interface type-fpc/pic/port
level level-number metric metric
set interface fxp0.0 disable
set interface lo0.0
set interface lo0 passive
show
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[edit]
edit interfaces
set lo0 unit number
family iso address address
show
commit

[edit]
edit interfaces
set type-fpc/pic/port
unit number family iso
show
commit

show isis adjacency

  1. Configure OSPF as the IGP
 

[edit]
edit protocols ospf

[edit protocols ospf]
set area area-id
interface type-fpc/pic/port
set interface fxp0.0 disable
set area 0.0.0.0 interface lo0
set area 0.0.0.0 interface lo0 passive
set traffic engineering

[edit routing-options]
set router-id router-id

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show ospf neighbor

  1. Set Up BGP on Routers in Your Network
 

[edit]
edit routing-options
set autonomous-system as-number
show
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[edit]
edit protocols bgp
set group group-name
type type neighbor
     neighbor-address
set group group-name local-address local-address
show
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[edit]
edit routing-options
set static route destination
/24 reject


[edit policy-options]
set policy-statement policy-name
term term-name from
     route-filter address
exact
set policy-statement policy-name
term term-name then
     accept


[edit protocols bgp]
set export policy-name
show
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show bgp summary

  1. Enable MPLS and RSVP
 

[edit]
edit protocols
set mpls interface all
set rsvp interface all

[edit protocols mpls]
set interface fxp0.0 disable

[edit protocols rsvp]
set interface fxp0.0 disable
show
commit

[edit]
edit interfaces
set type-fpc/pic/port
unit number family mpls
show
commit

  1. Establish an LSP in Your Network
 

[edit]
edit protocols mpls
set label-switched-path lsp-path-name
to address
show
commit

show mpls lsp extensive

Example Configurations for an MPLS Topology

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Published: 2010-01-25

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